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Childminder in Bedford

Babysitter in Bedford

5 stars

Female Member since Jun 2016 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 03 Jul 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

*No availability for school drop off and pick ups. Part time spaces available in daytime please contact to discuss further

My name is Natasha I live on the Aspire housing development off Norse Road, Bedford.
I have over 20 years childcare experience in various roles and settings and I am a registered childminder.
I have a spacious 4 bedroom house with a private secure back garden so there is lots of space for children to explore, play and have fun. I am a caring, kind and a fun childcare practitioner who welcomes everyone into my setting helping the children to feel happy and at ease, which helps them to thrive in their own development.
The children are provided with a wide range of equipment, play and experiences, providing a home from home environment with quiet areas to allow them to relax aswell as play areas where they have free choice of what they would like to play with.
The house is secure inside and conforms with health and safety regulations making it a safe but fun environment where children are able to express themselves.
Some of the activities I provide are painting, baking, measuring, indoor/outdoor play, craft for all ages which are just a few. We also visit local playgroups, libraries, the marina and parks during the week, with planned activities around children's individual needs, celebrations and interests which are educational and fun.
In the holidays we have lots of activities going on including visiting parks, nature reserves, the farm and creating things.
I have a wealth of experience working with children meaning I am able to work competently with the EYFS framework and provide a high standard of care which is individual and personalised to all children's needs and helping them to move forward and achieve within their development. I also have a strong communication ethos with parents/carers working in a multi agency way to ensure the needs of every child are met and cared for and that the child feels valued, cared for, safe and secure.

My Experience

I have over 20 years of childcare experience where I have cared for children and young people from newborn-14 years in a range of different childcare settings, including nurseries, the home environment, lower schools, as well as travelling on family holidays with the children and their families. I have also been a nursery manager and a childcare assessor so have a vast amount of experience in all areas of childcare.

I have achieved my NNEB (childcare level 3) in 1999 and PGCE teaching qualification (level 6 qualification) additionally I also have my paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding qualifications which enable me to deal with any situations that arise in a safe and calm manner.

My Qualifications

NNEB - diploma in childcare
Level 3 - introduction to teaching and learning
paediatric First aid
Food hygiene
Safeguarding awareness
EYFS training
Covid 19 safety training

My Availability

Monday to Friday including some flexible hours, additionally school holidays

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/09/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

£5.00 per hour (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) before 8am and after 6pm are charged at a higher fee

Please contact me if you would like to discuss anything further

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
5 March 2019

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Nat1980. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Natasha is babysitting my 15mth old for a few hours on a friday and has been absoloutely stellar. Our son loves going to hers, they have a wonderful baby safe enviroment were they can play either outside or inside. Plenty of toys and activities, including creative activities for little ones to enjoy. She has also been, and continues to, support us with things we struggle with, such as getting our son down to sleep on his own or getting over seperation anxiety. She even offered assisstance with groceries when we came down with covid. When we first dropped him off, she gave us little pictures and updates of how he was doing as she knew we were nervous about leaving him as hes a handful, this really helped calm us and soon enough we didnt need them anymore, he cries when its finished now! Couldnt have picked a better childminder

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Neko Neko about Avatar for Nat1980 Nat1980 on 26/03/2022

Both my children 2 & 8 months have thrived with Tasha! My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with sounds colours animals and sentences! She comes out bounding and giggling away! We get updates and Tasha is so welcoming as is her family! We’ve loved having our children with her she’s just amazing and cares so much about her children in her care!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Nat1980 Nat1980 on 19/11/2021

Natasha has now been looking after my son for 2months and I or my son could not be happier. He's happy and content and enjoys all the different activities he gets to do with natasha, he especially loves baking, going out to the park, the library and the play groups they attend. I feel so relaxed leaving my 3year old with her and know he's safe and enjoying himself. 100% recommend Natasha to any mum/ dad.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for JamieLee JamieLee about Avatar for Nat1980 Nat1980 on 25/03/2017

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